Belfast United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The mission of the Belfast United Methodist Church is to be a community of Disciples in service for Jesus Christ, sharing God's love with all.

Walk to Emmaus

WALK TO EMMAUS(Luke 24: 13-35)

What is the Walk to Emmaus?

It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as he is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with prayerful discernment and an invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation, an application is completed. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God's time, the person in invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity. Following the three days, participants are given the opportunity to join in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ. Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups,and participation in the Emmaus community, servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and iots mission.

What happens on an Emmaus weekend?

The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation. You will enjoy three busy days singing, learning, laughing, praying, worshiping, and participating in small groups. Discussions center aroung fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. The theme of each talk is God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community. and how it expresses itself in the world. You'll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and bring grace to others. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ. You will experience God's grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by their Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership.

What is the purpose of Emmaus?

The purpose of Emmaus is to develop leaders for the church. Emmaus will inspire, challenge, and equip participants for Christian action in their homes, churches, and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

Who should go to Emmaus?

Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination. It is the development of Christian leaders who:

*Are members of a local church;

*Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives;

*May have unanswered questions about their faith;

*Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility;

*Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner.

 

Walks are held twice a year: Once in the spring and once in the fall. Men and women attend separate walks. The cost of the walk is $195.00 per person. Scholarships are available. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is due with the application.The next walks will be :

Fall Walks for 2014 are as follows:

Men- November 13th-16th

Women-Novemebr 20th-23rd

The walks are curently being held at Oceanwood Camp in Ocean Park, Maine. 

If you have questions, you can contact Walter Barnard @ 338-25650 or  walteranchor@gmail.com or Evelyn, Coordinator of Lay Ministries, if   layministries@roadrunner.com or 338-5575 @ the church: Mon.or Tues. from 9:00-2:00.